JANUARY 16, 2015

Meet Ricky the broadcaster

Ponting's debut on Channel Ten and his grilling of Kevin Pietersen hold out hope that cricket has found a high-calibre new TV voice
Ponting's recent on-air chat with Pietersen made for absorbing viewing © BCCI
JANUARY 03, 2015

Just what is the Australian way?

It's not as easily defined as just saying it is about playing positive, aggressive cricket at all times
DECEMBER 20, 2014

Why Steven Smith's here to stay

He has experienced captaincy at every level. Most admirably, he has managed to reinvent his game to succeed at the highest level
DECEMBER 07, 2014

Healing by putting your bat out

Touching tributes by strangers all over the world have helped immensely in recovering from the pain of Phillip Hughes' death
NOVEMBER 13, 2014

Embracing Maxwell's unpredictability

Fans pop a vein when his ludicrous tactics fail, shrug when he succeeds. Either way, cricket's first bona fide troll is not about to change
OCTOBER 31, 2014

How boring is boring cricket?

Having graced the airwaves for more than four decades, he is a broadcasting institution on par with Benaud, despite not having played at senior level
OCTOBER 17, 2014

Jim Maxwell: Radio commentary's tireless doyen

Having graced the airwaves for more than four decades, he is a broadcasting institution on par with Benaud, despite not having played at senior level
OCTOBER 02, 2014

Cricket shirts: gotta love 'em

Cricket nerds love team shirts, especially ones from their childhood
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

Johnson v McLaren: a tale of two blows

The South African allrounder had the misfortune of being in the line of fire twice this year
SEPTEMBER 05, 2014

The unquestioning loyalty of the sports nut

True sports fans are like Harley-Davidson loyalists. Poor marketing and tacky innovations will never turn them away from the game they love
AUGUST 23, 2014

The Phillip Hughes debate never ends

He makes buckets of runs but cannot hold his place in the Test side. What needs to work for him going forward?
AUGUST 08, 2014

Remembering Paul Melville

The dashing Victoria batsman was set to be a star for Australia when his life was tragically cut short at 21
JULY 05, 2014

Commentary boxes need succession plans too

Channel Nine should work to maintain the standards that its best broadcasters - Benaud and Chappell - have set, rather than encourage a frat-house environment
JUNE 20, 2014

A Derbyshire fan in Melbourne

How books, magazines and live scorecard updates allowed an Australian teenager to keep track of county cricket in the 1990s
JUNE 07, 2014

The other rebels

Not many remember the International Wanderers teams who visited apartheid South Africa to play cricket
MAY 22, 2014

The slap we knew would come

The news of widespread fixing in T20 cricket feels like a slap in the face even for those of us who had secretly thought that such days were in the offing
MAY 09, 2014

Australia's wicketkeeper dilemma

Who's to fill Haddin's shoes when the time comes? There's no easy answer
APRIL 25, 2014

The high-wire act of modern coaching

While the media and fans are quick to blame the coach when everything is going wrong, there is little or no credit attributed to him when success does come
APRIL 11, 2014

Mimicking our heroes

Batting stance, bowling run-up, shuffling, adjusting equipment - there's something about cricketers' idiosyncrasies that makes us want to copy them
MARCH 28, 2014

Missing Pakistan

How has the team fallen off the sporting map so dramatically in a cricket-literate country like Australia?